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    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    ITE for elementary school with half day students
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    New Product
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    310 Stefanie Smith
    AIA
    Stark State College
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: LEED final review...past due?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    580 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: GC Responsible for Implementing Option B?
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    197 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Weighted Calculation Spreadsheet verses LEED 2.2 spreadsheet
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit 80 success
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    17 Joanna Switzer
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: LEED-CS potential ID credits
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    48 Jonathon Matle
    LEED Coordinator
    Powers Brown Architecture
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    465 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    297 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Independent Waste Stream Auditor Needed
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    82 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
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    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
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    Average Full Flush and Low Flush
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    3 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    RE: Comment on Value and Purpose of IEQc3.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    247 ian ball
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    RE: fire supression gas FM200
    in CS 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    42 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Another "is it a roof or is it hardscape" inquiry
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    261 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    RE: Building that Meets Requirements but ALSO has Lead Paint
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    95 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    EAp1
    in NC v2.2 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    46 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    RE: Showers/Changing rooms at another level.
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    86 Charles Nepps
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    RE: ID credit for low-mercury lamps
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    143 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    RE: Data center modeling
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    32 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    27 Lee Altman
    NYC Department of Design and Construction
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    WEp1: Ice Machine - ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent?
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    1 Graeme Smith
    Director
    MMoser Associates
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    RE: IEQc6.1 for an auditorium... are Green Rooms workstations?
    in NC v2.2 EQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    58 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    RE: local installation in DC
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    74 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    WEp1 & SSc3.2
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    88 Cathal Heneghan
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    RE: SSp1 description for CS precertification
    in CS 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    58 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    RE: Differential Air Pressure Test - Design Review
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    42 Noriko Yasuhara
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    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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    1 Jo Ann Wadler
    Sun, Aug 17, 2014
    Reporting and metering frequency
    in NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014
    RE: Residential Development Proof
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    103 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014
    RE: Large park
    in ND-v2009: Housing and jobs proximity
    12 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014
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    103 Kavita Karmarkar
    Student
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    Stand Alone Refrigerators and Freezers to be included in EAc4?
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    102 Vivien Fairlamb
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    Open Grid Pavement
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    166 Alexia Anastassiadis
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    NC vs Core & Shell for Mixed Use Building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    A tower, podium and shared parking on the same site, LEED NC2009
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Mais B
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    Please help-your perspective appreciated on transit
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    202 Brian Muldoon
    Planning Specialist
    Howard County MD Government
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    LEED NC 2009 for factory building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,378 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    Commercial Kitchen
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    80 Nate Gillette
    Director
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    Required Vegetated Area and LEED Boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 CT G
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    LEED Project Boundary - Football Stadium
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Lisa Vandevoort
    Business Manager
    Architecture Incorporated
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    IAQ Flush out-using temporary exhaust systems
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    247 Stella Stella
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    Split Systems & Re-Testing
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    247 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Certify a Building Extension
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    93 Anna Ohlmeier
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    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Defering Design credit
    in Defer Credits
    4 Stella Stella
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    DES systems
    in CS v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
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    in CS v4: Renewable energy production
    1 MM K
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    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    1 MM K
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    Site-wide measures
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Balconies
    in CS v4: Open space
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    LEED CI or NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Nicole Kimoto
    RIM Architects
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    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    232 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
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    LEED GA v4 exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    57 Monica Pinjani
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 23:55 United States
    LEED Site Boundary - Campus - easement for utilities
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 22:09 United States
    Using EBOM credit as an ID credit for NC 2009 submittal
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    43 Jessica Tyler
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    Mead & Hunt
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 17:17 United States
    ITE for elementary school with half day students
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 17:10 United States
    New Product
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    310 Stefanie Smith
    AIA
    Stark State College
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 16:18 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 15:26 Afghanistan
    Weighted Calculation Spreadsheet verses LEED 2.2 spreadsheet
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 15:17 United States
    LEED final review...past due?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    580 John Stouffer
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 15:04 United States
    GC Responsible for Implementing Option B?
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    197 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 14:50 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Rudolph Carneiro
    HVAC consultant
    Sustentech
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 14:20 Afghanistan
    RE: Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    465 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:59 United States
    Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    465 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:49 France
    Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    297 Tiago Silva
    Eng.
    ETRIA
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:34 Brazil
    Independent Waste Stream Auditor Needed
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    82 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Musson General Contracting & Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:12 United States
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:02 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:50 United States
    How do I know if my project is in a LEED ND community
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:40 United States
    No New Wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    389 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:19 Egypt
    ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 10:39 United States

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